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The Complete Guide to JetBlue Mint

Last updated: May 16,2022
Originally Published: May 09,2022
by Jestan Mendame

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When JetBlue started to add more routes between New York and London in 2021, everybody was excited because it only meant one thing – flying across the Atlantic on JetBlue Mint!

So what’s JetBlue Mint and why is everybody all hyped about it? Well, it’s a lie-flat Jet Blue business class seat offering that comes with premium amenities but at a very reasonable price. This means that you’ll be flying in comfort when you fly across the Caribbean, Europe, and U.S. routes.


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What Is JetBlue Mint Class?

JetBlue Mint is a business class seat product offered by JetBlue airlines. It was first introduced to the public back in 2013 and its initial routes were New York – San Francisco and New York – Los Angeles.

At that time, JetBlue CEO Dave Barger saw the need for JetBlue to offer business class seats so the company can stay competitive in the market. Despite being known as a low-cost carrier, JetBlue is one of the few low-cost carriers that offer a business class product on U.S. and international routes.

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JetBlue Mint seats are available on select Airbus A321 aircraft as of this moment. There are 16 Mint seats on each aircraft with three rows set up in a 2 – 2 configuration and two rows in a 1 – 1 configuration (Seat configurations may vary per route). As of this writing, 34 JetBlue A321 planes are retrofitted with Mint seats.

JetBlue has been slowly rolling out the Mint seats on their A321neo planes. There are also 16 Mint seats on the A321neo planes – 14 regular suites and 2 studio suites (the bed is larger and comes with an extra seat and table).

JetBlue Routes With Mint Service

When the first Mint flights between JFK – LAX, and JFK – SFO became a hit among passengers, JetBlue decided to roll out this premium service to more routes across the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe.

JetBlue Mint is available on U.S. Transcontinental routes, Caribbean routes, and Atlantic routes.
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As of today, you can fly across these routes on a Jet Blue business class service.

New York (JFK) to

  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Barbados (BGI)
  • Grenada (GND)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Liberia (LIR)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • London (LGW)
  • London (LHR)San Diego (SAN)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • St. Lucia (UVF)

Boston (BOS)

  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Barbados (BGI)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • London (LHR)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • St. Lucia (UVF)

Los Angeles (LAX)

  • Boston (BOS)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Libera, Costa Rica (LIR)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • West Palm Beach (PBI)

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)

Newark (EWR)

  • Aruba (AUA)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • St. Maarten (SXM)

Since flight routes change on a regular basis, you can use the JetBlue Route Map for the latest updates.

JetBlue Mint Class Benefits

Since there are only 16 seats in Mint Class, the main selling point of this fare class is the personalized extra service offered by flight attendants. But apart from that, it also class comes with premium benefits that will make travel very comfortable especially on long-haul flights.

Seat Features

JetBlue Mint has lay-flat seats which allow passengers to fully recline back up to 6’8″. The seats also have an adjustable cushion so you can choose the firmness level of your seats. For those experiencing back pains, you can turn on the seats’ massage functions to have a relaxing massage that can put you to sleep for the duration of the flight.

But the best thing about Mint seats is the aisle access and the sliding doors which can give you quick access to in-flight services but can still give you enough privacy if you want some quiet time.

In-Flight Wifi (FlyFi)

All planes come with JetBlue FlyFi which is the airline’s free in-flight wifi service. This allows you to surf the web, use messaging apps, and watch free movies on Amazon. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to earn TruBlue points whenever you connect to FlyFi and purchase products from Amazon ads.

In-Flight Entertainment

Watch your favorite movies or TV shows on a 22″ monitor (for Mint Studio passengers) or on a 17″ monitor even when you’re thousands of feet above the ground. You’ll also get an MH40 noise-isolating headphone from NYC’s Master & Dynamic for a more immersive entertainment experience.

Premium Food And Beverages

In partnership with Delicious Hospitality Group, JetBlue’s in-flight dining experience will feature gourmet dishes from Charlie Bird, Pasquale, and Legacy Records. For wines and beverages, you can choose from an international artisan wine list curated by Parcelle or hand-shaken cocktails inspired by Ada’s Place.

Priority Check-In & Boarding

Mint passengers will also have pre-flight benefits such as two-free checked bags, priority boarding, priority check-in, and lounge access giving you a more convenient travel experience.

Booking Mint Flights With Points

You can book Mint flights using your TrueBlue points which are valued at around 1 cent apiece. Here’s an example of how much points it would cost for a one-way non-stop flight from JFK to SFO.

Image courtesy of JetBlue.

Originally, you can only earn TrueBlue by flying with JetBlue but now, you can also earn through transfer partners and airline and hotel partners.

For example, credit cards from issuers like American Express or Chase allow you to transfer points to your TrueBlue account at a rate of 5:4 and 1:1 respectively.

Here are some cards you can apply for:

Meanwhile, here are the airline and hotel partners which you can earn TrueBlue points from:

  • American Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Emirates
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • IHG Rewards Club
  • JSX
  • Marriott Bonvoy
  • Silver Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways


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Bottomline

Overall, JetBlue Mint is a cheaper alternative to flying across the U.S., Caribbean, and London. You’ll get comfortable seats with great in-flight entertainment and food whenever you travel on those long-haul flights.

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